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Grade Eight

Core Subject Areas

Applied Arts (Electronics, Food and Nutrition, Woods), English Language Arts (ELA), French, Math, Physical Education, Social Studies, and Science

Option Courses

Art, Band or Drama/Graphic Arts (choose one)

Art: Grade eight Art provides a more advanced focus on the elements learned in the grade seven Art program while also adding in 3-dimensional quality drawing, shading & highlighting with different media, calligraphy, drawing portraits & human figures and working with acrylic paint. You do not have to have taken grade seven Art to take register for the grade eight program.

Band: Grade eight Concert Band builds on the skills and concepts learned in grade seven Concert Band. The focus of grade eight band is on performance in a large ensemble setting. New members are always welcome.

*Drama: Grade eight Drama focuses on introducing students to the world of drama and the performing arts. Students will explore verbal and non-verbal communication, thinking imaginatively and expressing themselves with confidence. They will also grow into artful learners. The course covers units such as movement, mime, musical theatre and the ever so popular MacRae Lip Sync Extravaganza.

*Graphic Arts: Grade eight Graphic Arts is a program that introduces students to computer graphics, multimedia and animation. Delivered through traditional classroom instruction and e-learning technologies, students work independently on projects to enhance their digital presentation skills.

*Please note that Drama and Graphic Arts are a combined course and students would switch from one to the other halfway through the year.

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